Thieves target power cut cabling

Police have appeal for information after the theft of 50 metres of cabling from an electricity substation on Sloop Lane, Scaynes Hill, over the Christmas period.

The theft happened after the Christmas Eve storm when widespread power cuts had left homes in the village in the dark.

It is believed that the cabling had been used to run a temporary generator intended to give back limited power to nearby properties.

Anyone with information should ring Sussex Police on 101 quoting the crime number 1030 of 27/12/13.